Get your home packed and moved with our top 10 packing tips. Find out how to get organized, what supplies you'll need, types of boxes available and how to pack each one. With the following guides and suggestions, you'll find packing isn't as hard as you first imagined.
When you're moving, getting organized with boxes is an important step. Should you spend some money and buy sturdy boxes, or is recycling old ones the way to go? Is bigger better? Sure a big box will hold more, but is the box strong enough to hold more, and will it then be too unwieldy to carry? And how many will I need?
To get you thinking beyond the box, here is help on what you need to know when getting boxes for your move.
I remember one move when the night before the movers were to arrive to pick up your household goods we ran out of packing tape. It was a nightmare trying to find a store open late, never mind one that sells packing tape. My husband spent over an hour trying to track down a roll or two. In the end, we completed our packing in time. But not without a lot of unnecessary stress.
So, to make sure your household goods are packed securely and on time, start with purchasing the right kind and amount of packing supplies. Just remember that buying the right supplies from the beginning will save you time and energy.
A friend of mine who moved recently decided to move her framed pictures by stacking them side-by-side then taping them together. While she managed to move them from her old home to the new place without any chips or breaks, the tape ruined the finish.
So, how do you pack pictures and frames without chipping corners or breaking glass or using tape that will cause permanent damage? Find out in this easy step-by-step guide. You'll be sure to have all your artwork and photos arrive safely.
It may seem that plates are pretty easy to pack and move. But, over the years and many moves our family has made, we found that plates can be easily chipped and cracked depending on how they're packed into the box.
Use this guide to pack your places to ensure they arrive in one piece.
I can't tell you how frustrating it is to move without an essentials box. Our first few moves we didn't know how important it was to prepare one, which left us scrambling for the first night in our new home.
Everyone should prepare an essentials box, a box full of items you'll need for your last few nights before you move and/or the first few nights in your new home. Use this guide to know what to pack.